The art of Elam, ca. 4200-525 BC / Javier Álvarez-Mon.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
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- Art, Elamite.
Elam -- Antiquities.
Elam -- History.
Middle East -- Elam.
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- Javier Álvarez-Mon Sǹchez, a native of Spain, holds degrees in ancient Near Eastern art and archaeology from the École du Louvre (Paris) and the University of California at Berkeley, and in Religious Studies and Theology from the Graduate Theological Union and Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. A 2003 Fullbright-Hays (DDRA) Fellow and 2014-2018 Future Fellow (Australian Research Council), he has taught at the University of Sydney (Australia) and is presently Associate Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art at Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia). He is author and co-editor of numerous articles dedicated to the ancient Iranian civilizations of Elam and early Achaemenid Persia, as well as several books: The Arjan Tomb (2010), Elam and Persia (2011); The Elamite World (2018, Routledge), and Monumental Reliefs of the Elamite Highlands, a Complete Inventory and Analysis, from the 17th to 6th Century BC (2019).
- "The Art of Elam ca. 4200-525 BC offers a view of, and a critical reflection on, the art history of one of the world's first and least-known civilizations, illuminating a significant chapter of our human past. Not unlike a gallery of historical paintings, this comprehensive treatment of the rich heritage of ancient Iran showcases a visual trail of the evolution of human society, with all its leaps and turns, from its origins in the earliest villages of southwest Iran at around 4200 BC to the rise of the Achaemenid Persian empire in ca. 525 BC. Richly illustrated with 1450 photographs, 190 line drawings, and digital reconstructions of hundreds of artefacts-some of which have never before been published-The Art of Elam goes beyond formal and thematic boundaries to emphasize the religious, political, and social contexts in which art was created and functioned. Such a magisterial study of Elamite art has never been written making The Art of Elam ca. 4200-525 BC a ground-breaking publication essential to all students of ancient art and to our current understanding of the civilizations of the ancient Near East"-- Provided by publisher.
- The Birth of Susa (ca. 4200-3800 BC)
From Village to City (ca. 3800-3100 BC)
The Proto-Elamite Period : Susa and the Highlands (ca. 3100-2900 BC)
The Age of City States (ca. 2900-2340 BC)
Susa and Akkad (ca. 2340-2100 BC)
Puzur-Inshushinak and His Time (ca. 2100-2050 BC)
The Shimashki and the Downfall of Ur (ca. 2050-1880 BC)
The Sukkalmahs : Reign of the "Great Kings" (ca. 1880-1500 BC)
The Kidinuid Era (ca. 1500-1400 BC)
Untash-Napirisha and His City of Gods (14th Century BC)
The Shutrukid House (ca. 1190-1050 BC)
Elam in the First Millennium : Resilience and Renaissance
Conclusion : The Legacy of Elamite Art and its Future.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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